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Toddler and Preschooler Gift Guide

Gift Guide for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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I’m sharing some of my favorite gift ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. And the best part – these are more than just toys! They all provide some sort of physical activity or educational aspect. (And if you’re a last minute shopper like me these can all be found on Amazon Prime)

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1. // Carry and Go Durable Track table

Race track on one side and a train track on the other. It’s compatible with Thomas the Train, Brio, Hot Wheels and other popular brands.

2. // Vtech activity desk

This little desk is great for teaching letters, numbers, colors and more. Plus you can always purchase additional learning packs.

3. // Moonlite story projector

This projects your favorite stories onto the ceiling or wall, making reading interactive and fun.

4. // Donut snow tube

For those snow days when you want to hit the hills and go flying.

5. // Melissa & Doug doctor kit

When you have a nurse as a mom, it’s natural that you love to play doctor. I love everything that Melissa & Doug creates and this doctor kit is no exception.

6. // FAO Schwarz spa day kit

One of my favorite childhood memories was when my sisters and I would play “spa” and give each other mud masks and pedis. We still love our spa days together. If I had a girl, I would get her this little kit.

7. // Kids First Amusement Park

This is an awesome STEM activity for preschoolers.

8. // Mess Free Magna Doodle that Glows

Let me preface this by saying it’s “mess free”, which is a win for parents. And it glows and plays music making it a win for toddlers.

9. // Name Puzzle Step Stool

This personalized puzzle step stool is great for helping your little one reach the potty, sink or other hard to reach places. It also teaches letters and name recognition.

 

Stay tuned for my Gift Guide for Her and Gift Guide for Him.

Be sure to check out my Enneagram Gift Guide

 

 

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Enneagram gift guide

Enneagram Gift Guide
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The first of my holiday gift guides is up and this one is all about the Enneagram. If you aren’t familiar with the Enneagram, it’s basically a model that describes the 9 different personality types of humankind.  According to the Enneagram, each type views the world a little differently. Knowing which type you are can help you better identify your inner desires, what motivates you, your fears, strengths/weaknesses, etc. (If you’re not sure what type you are, you can take the free quiz here. ) I’m a Type 9 and it couldn’t be more accurate – I hate conflict and crave all the cozy things!

Traditionally in the past I’ve done Gift Guides for Her, Him and the Kids. Those are coming soon but I thought this might be a little fun. So grab a cup of coffee, take the quiz, learn a little more about yourself and scroll to see my gift ideas based on your personality type. (Click the links to shop)

Type 1 The Reformer –

Reformers are very rational. They have a strong sense of right and wrong, they love order, are always working towards self-improvement and they tend to be perfectionists. Gifts to help them meet their goals and keep things clean and organized are right up their alley.

Gift Ideas:

Roomba – So they can keep their homes looking immaculate.

roomba type one gift idea

Journal – This journal from Workspacery is geared towards Type Ones to help you stay organized and track your goals. Use code OURTINYNEST at checkout for free U.S. domestic shipping.

journal type 1 enneagram gift idea

Pantry Organization and Storage – their Type 1 hearts will love seeing their pantry all organized.

pantry organization type 1 enneagram gift

 

Type 2 The Helper-

Two’s gravitate towards meeting the needs of others.  They care so much for others that sometimes they forget their own needs. They love their people deeply and just want to be loved in return. Gift ideas for 2s would be something geared towards entertaining, helping them pamper themselves or towards a company that gives back.

Gift Ideas:

Gorgeous Cheese board – 2’s love to entertain and have everyone together and this cheese board is gorgeous.

cheeseboard type 2 gift ideas

Barefoot Dreams Bathrobe – so they can kick back and relax when they’re done caring for everyone.

Barefoot Dreams bathrobe

Herbivore Botanicals Self Love Kit – let them pamper themselves

herbivore self love body kit

 

Type 3 The Achiever –

If you know a Type 3, they are very ambitious, and crave success. They are driven to have the right job, right house, right car, etc which can sometimes be exhausting.

Gift Ideas:

coffee machine – Gift them a super cool coffee maker so that they can get their juices flowing.

ninja coffee bar

Apple watch – let them keep track of all those appointments.

Apple watch

Instant pot – chances are, if you’re a 3 or know a 3, they can be workaholics. The instant pot can help them get dinner ready in a flash on those late nights or when they’re busy crushing goals.

instant pot

 

Type 4 The Individualist –

Creative, authentic, sensitive and nostalgic are some of the words used to describe Type 4’s. Perfect gift ideas are something that allows them to express their creative side, something handmade or with a sentimental value.

Gift Ideas

Customized recipe pie plate – get grandma’s famous apple pie recipe in her own handwriting made into this pie plate. So so special. I have been wanting one of these for awhile.

customized recipe pie plate

Fingerprint jewelry – I love jewelry keepsakes with your loved one’s fingerprint and these rings are so cute!

custom fingerprint ring

AirPods – so they can listen to their favorite music or podcasts and be inspired.

apple airpods

 

Type 5 The Investigator –

Introverted with a love to learn and explore. Books, a class or anything that gives them the opportunity to learn something new would be a nice gift for a 5.

Gift Ideas

Kindle – so they can read all the things.

kindle

Cookbook – A cookbook that breaks everything down to a science.

the food lab cookbook

At home DNA kit – Investigator’s would love to learn more about themselves, their makeup and background with a kit like 23 and me.

23 and me

Type 6 – The Loyalist

Need to feel safe and secure. They tend to be anxious and suspicious. They also love to be in the closeness of good friends and family.

Gift Ideas

Ring doorbell – to help them feel safe when they are away from home.

Ring Doorebell

Weighted blanket – great for alleviating anxiety and helping to promote a restful sleep.

weighted blanket

 

Mindfulness journal – practicing mindfulness and gratitude can help 6’s focus on the present and be a good daily exercise.

mindfulness journal

Type 7 – The Enthusiast

Playful, fun-loving, and spontaneous. They tend to be a bit scattered. 7’s love anything fun or new experiences.

Gift Ideas

A good weekender bag – for their spontaneous trips.

sole society weekend bag

Band tee – 7’s love going to concerts and music. Gift them this graphic tee and take them to a concert.

rolling stones graphic tee

Planner/calendar – this planner is geared towards Enthusiasts so they can keep all of their trips and ideas in one place. Use code OURTINYNEST at checkout for free U.S. domestic shipping.

workspacery planner organizer

Any type of experience gift like going to an escape room, tickets to a concert or weekend away.

 

Type 8 – The Challenger

Natural leader, self confident, determined, committed. They can be somewhat confrontational when they are passionate about something.

Gift Ideas

Amazon gift card – Challenger’s know exactly what they want so would appreciate a gift card so they can get it themselves.

Amazon gift card

Perfect black pants by Spanx – Chances are if you’re an 8 you already ooze with confidence but these pants will make you feel even more fierce.

spanx perfect black pants

CBD night cream – a moisturizer that works at night to help bring out their softer side and help them de-stress at the end of the day.

cbd night cream

Type 9 – The Peacemaker

Easy-going and agreeable, 9’s dislike conflict. They crave peace and comfort. Anything home-related and cozy would be very appreciated by a 9.

Gift Ideas

Sherpa lined-cardigan – they can cozy up at home on the couch with this soft sherpa-lined cardigan.

eddie bauer sherpa cardigan

Diffuser – so they can be all zen and fill their homes with all the peaceful vibes.

supernova electric diffuser

Faux Fiddle Leaf tree – 9’s feel at peace with nature and this faux fiddle leaf tree would look cute in any corner in their home.

faux fiddle leaf tree

 

 

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Enneagram Gift Guide

 

Check out some of my other gift guide here

Gift Guide for Her

Gift Guide for Him

Gift Guide for the Kids

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Him

Men. Why are they the hardest people on this planet to shop for? If you ask my husband or my father they will say “it’s not difficult, I don’t want anything”. But you are being difficult dad. So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas for the guys that they are sure to love.

Here are some practical, techy, and fun gifts that are sure to beat socks or another jar of nuts.

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1.) Mytagalongs charger case

This was one of Oprah’s favorite things this year. This case keeps all of his chargers, earbuds and cables all in one place without getting tangled.

2.) Ugg’s slippers

Because who doesn’t want a cozy, warm pair of slippers that will last forever?

3.) Yeti Roadie cooler

As Amazon puts it, “Yeti coolers are the stuff of legends”.  Therefore, he needs this. He can BYOB on any terrain.

4.) Breakfast sandwich maker

I feel like making a mean breakfast should be a requirement when picking out your husband. Now he can make you the best breakfast sandwich and serve it to you in bed any time you want for $18.99. You’re welcome.

5.) Garmin Striker

For the guy who likes fishing.

6.) Bottle opener flip flops

Flip flops that have a bottle opener installed on them so he can crack a cold one wherever he is. You are sure to be wife or daughter of the year.

7.) Travel french press

Now he can brew his coffee and drink it on the go.

8.) Oculus Go

Now he can have a front seat to the best concerts and games with this Virtual Reality device.

 

 

So there you have it. You can also check out my Christmas gift guide for kids or my gift guide for her.

Happy Holidays!

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Kids

christmas gift guide for kids

Today I’m sharing my top Christmas gift ideas for kids. In our house I love toys that encourage imagination and learning so most of these gifts do just that! Plus a pair of Christmas pajamas because what’s Christmas morning without matching jammies for the whole family?

Here is my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Kids:

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christmas gift guide for kids

1.) Scruff a luv

scruff a luv

You “find them scruffy and make them fluffy.” These toys come as a matted ball of fur but after washing and brushing, reveal a furry dog, cat or bunny.

2.) Toy kitchen

play kitchen

This kitchen set lets kids cook and clean, inspiring their imagination and encourages teamwork when playing with others. Plus it’s got granite countertops and a sleek design to fit into anyone’s home decor.

 

3.) Little Tykes Stem Wonder lab

Play science lab

We bought this for our little guy for his birthday and he plays with it for hours. It provides up to 20 experiments that encourages STEM concepts.

4.) Melissa & Doug 4 in 1 game rug

game rug

Kids can play Tic Tac Toe, Solitaire, Checkers and Nine Men’s Morris. And the set includes all the game pieces needed.

5.) Osmo Genius kit for Ipad

Osmo genius for Ipad

Great for kids ages 5-12. Includes 5 interactive games that encourages problem solving. Compatible with most Ipads.

6.) Amazon Fire (kids edition)

Amazon fire kids

Kids can access audiobooks, music, learning apps and games where parents can set the security settings and a timer for use. It also comes with a kids-proof case and a 2 year warranty that will cover pretty much anything.

7.) Amazon Echo Dot (kids edition)

Amazon echo dot kids edition

My parents are getting this for dude man this year.  It plays music, tells jokes and has over 1,000 audible stories and when he gets older he can control the lights in his own room. You can also set parental controls, and it’s compatible with other Alexa devices in the house.

8.) Letter and number wooden tracing board

 

letter tracing board

A great way to encourage your littles to learn their ABC’s and 123’s and how to draw them.

9.) Counting & Sorting Bear set

counting sorting bear set

Encourages kids to sort their colors, and help learn counting.

10.) Matching Christmas pajamas

Christmas pajamas

We’ve started the tradition where every Christmas Eve we get matching Christmas pajamas to wear Christmas morning. I love these buffalo plaid union suits for the whole family.

 

If you missed my Christmas Gift Guide for Her you can check it out here and stay tuned for my guide for Him coming next!